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. >> reporter: close to 2,000 troops have died in the decade long war in afghanistan. more than 4,000 in iraq. >> today marks the 4th anniversary of the dedication of the pentagon memorial in arlington. for many families it's become a place of reflection and remembrance. tom this is a little different than what we've seen of these ceremonies in the past. >> reporter: shawn, it was following the president's address here today at the pentagon this morning, the memorial was remained closed for victims' families until noon. at that point the general public was allowed in. many people told us they wanted to be here to remember a day that frankly they just will never forget. as you know, this memorial was created four years ago to remember the 183 people who perished not only on american airlines 77, but also in the pentagon. the names are stretched out on benches which are arranged chronologically in the order of the victims, ranging from the oldest, to a 71-year-old john yameki, to the youngest, only three years old. as we told you these benches indicate both what was included here. benches facin
was described in court as a model citizens and who served his country in iraq and kuwait and is the soul caretaker for his mother suffering from cancer. more than a dozen family and friends came to court to vouch for the 22-year-old whose defense attorney told the judge there is no kidnapping. the girl got in and out of the car on her own. there was no sexual contact, he said, and the fact that the gun was brandished was in self- defense after being chased at high speeds through parts of montgomery county. the girl's sister and boyfriend. he was alone with the 12-year- old for at least 10 minutes and there was some sort of sexual television. they even played soccer in a nearby park suggesting that portnoy must have gotten a good sense of the girl's age but the defense said that the soldier was duped. >> desperate and shows the dangers of the use of social networking and out in just by a minor child but by an adult who could get placed in this situation. and that is what happened to him. he suspected it, left. >> i have not met the child. to some extent, because i understand, there is an
was a captain in the army. i served in iraq and afghanistan. i went to west point. those of us, we understand what leadership is. and i felt led. i felt led by our commander in chief. >> reporter: as president obama campaigned in virginia's other military strong hold of virginia beach, he continued to remind voters with this ad about romney's secretly recorded comments that 47% of americans are government dependent. romney told us he's not counting any voters out. >> my campaign is about 100% of americans, helping people get out of poverty and helping the middle class have a more prosperous future. >> reporter: mitt romney has fallen behind president obama in the polls in many battleground states including virginia. what he has to say about that coming up at 6:00. >> julie, thank you. romney was in northern virginia, the president was in virginia beach. he began pushing a new phrase that shows up in one of his latest tv spots. implying that it's patriotic to build the economy from the middle out instead of the top down. >> well, you know what, it's time for a new economic patriotism. an econo
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